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Minor Skin Cancer Treatment

Self-examination is the best way to catch skin cancer early. Check your body for signs and symptoms of skin cancer including new or unusual growths and changes in size, shape, or color in an existing spot frequently — once a month. Skin cancers usually develop in areas that are frequently exposed to the sun such as the […]

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Snoring Treatment

Snoring can be disrupting to your sleep and your partner’s sleep. Snoring is often a sign of sleep apnea, which can cause you to not get deep, restful sleep. Snoring can also be loud, keeping your partner awake at night. During normal breathing, air passes past the tongue, soft palate, uvula, and tonsils on its way to

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Vascular, Red Scars

A vascular scar typically appears reddish in color due to blood vessels near the surface of the skin. Though oftentimes these scars face over time, they can sometimes be disfiguring or a source of insecurity for some people depending on the severity, size, and location of the scar. There are treatments that can reduce the redness of

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Nevi Removal

Nevus (plural nevi) is the medical term of a mole. Whether it is necessary for nevi to be removed depends on the size, location, and perceived risk). Small- (less than 2 cm) and medium- (2-20 cm) sized nevi are usually harmless but can be removed for aesthetic reasons. Removing these moles involves a simple excision to cut

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Scar Revision

Scar revision is a procedure done to a scar to alter the appearance of the scar. This can be purely for cosmetic purposes, or it can be to restore function to a part of the body that has been restricted by the scar. The goal of scar revision is to minimize the scar so that it is

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Mole Removal

Moles are very common, and most people between the age of 10 and 40 have moles. These are usually harmless collections of colored cells typically varying in color including brown, tan, or pink. Most moles are ones you are born with, which are known as congenital moles. Most moles, however, develop during childhood and adolescence, which is

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Wart Removal

Warts are small, noncancerous growths that appear on your skin. If you have a wart that does not disappear with over-the-counter treatment or topical medications, you may consider getting them surgically removed. Warts are infected with one of the many viruses in the human papillomavirus (HPV) family. The virus triggers extra cell growth, which makes the outside

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Cosmetic Skin Resurfacing

Cosmetic skin resurfacing is a treatment that uses a laser to reduce facial wrinkles and irregularities caused by sun damage or acne. The laser procedure directs a short, concentrated pulsating beam of light at the irregular skin. Ablative laser skin resurfacing removes skin layer by layer, which stimulates the growth of new collagen fibers. Non-ablative laser resurfacing

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Age Lines and Wrinkles

Age lines and wrinkles are inevitable as we age. It’s a natural by-product of the aging process as skin cells divide more slowly and begin to think. Age lines and wrinkles can also have other causes including facial contractions, sun damage, and smoking. Smiling, frowning, squinting, and other habitual facial expressions can cause wrinkles to be more

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Venous Lakes

Venous lakes are small, dark blue or purple papules on the skin. These papules are soft, slightly elevated, and compressible. They commonly form on sun-exposed areas such as the face, ears, neck, lips, and the back of the hand of elderly people. These spots are usually painless, so treatment is largely cosmetic. There are multiple ways to

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